Antenna Contractor Settles FCA Allegations for $10 Million

The Department of Justice has announced that First RF Corporation, of Boulder, Colorado, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated claims for antennas sold to the Army to combat improvised explosive devices.

The settlement resolves a government investigation into First RF’s conduct in connection with a 2005 contract for electronic warfare antennas.  The government alleged First RF knowingly submitted false data to the Army that misrepresented First RF’s cost to manufacture the antennas, and thereby inflated the price for the antennas and the payments First RF received for them.

For more information, see the DOJ release.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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